"We have a candidate who represents our values and who can defeat this president," AFSCME President Gerald McEntee said. "AFSCME is going to mobilize the largest and most aggressive grass-roots campaign this nation has ever seen. Together with Governor Dean, America's working families will take back the White House in 2004."
Citing the former Vermont governor's commitment to health care and workers' rights, the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest union of health care workers in the country, today announced that it has endorsed Dr. Howard Dean for President of the United States.
That's the "what". Kos has information on the "why".
Dumbledore's Army just got a bit bigger! And it looks like Dean's stock just went up 1.8 points (via faithful reader, tinheart).